Lucena City is COVID-19 ready

March 24, 2020
Roderick Alcala
LUCENA Mayor Roderick Alcala (center) receives donations from officers of Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry-Lucena chapter led by Apat Ong (4th from right).

LUCENA City -- The city government is providing additional isolation rooms outside the hospitals to accommodate city residents who will be affected by the coronavirus desease or COVID-19.

Mayor Roderick Alcala said they are now preparing the use of a big hotel that can house a number of city residents found to be as patients under investigation (PUIs) and those tested positive for the deadly virus.

In his announcement, Alcala thanked Puregold owner Lucio Co for allowing the city government to temporarily use for free the Grand Riviera Hotel which has been closed for public use.

The mayor said the 2-storey hotel has 45 bedrooms and other structures that could be useful in the prevailing health crisis.

“The city government will be the one to shoulder the maintenance expenses of the facility use but all the rest are free. That's why we are very much grateful to Mr. Co,” said Alcala.

The mayor also announced the continuing distribution of food packs to every household by the city government and barangays.

He also noted the continuing flow of donations from the private and business sectors.

Alcala said Lucena is COVID- 19 ready.